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Craft Cruises® - Cruising with a Purpose

Craft Cruises® - Cruising with a Purpose

 

Cruising with a purpose is about collecting experiences and making new friends. If you have found yourself resisting cruising then you may want to think again. Craft Cruises® is known for having the highest quality educational programs onboard award winning cruise lines. Craft Cruises® carefully selects the cruise lines, ships and itineraries used to ensure each passenger's safety, comfort and enjoyment.

 

 

Misconceptions about cruising have kept many from trying it but it is truly one of the safest, most comfortable and easy-to-budget vacations available. The most satisfied of all Craft Cruise® participants are the ones who resisted. The onboard classes, the pampering, the friendships, the overall feeling of togetherness, and the exclusive opportunities to meet other like-minded people in ports around the world have led to expectations being exceeded and the cruise experience being repeated over and over again.

 

 

Craft Cruises® is a full service travel agency specializing in personalizing the cruise experience by including activities people love. At Craft Cruises® our purpose is to create the highest quality cruise experience by catering to travelers with a keen interest in the shared travel experience, cultural exchange and learning new skills.

 

“...the cruise was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing weeks of my life" "My husband and I are so thankful for Craft Cruises!! We get to spend a wonderful vacation doing what each of us love. He gets to hang by the pool and gamble in the casino and I get to knit with some of the most wonderful instructors, yarn shop owners and designers in the industry. Craft Cruises gives me the opportunity to learn some new things and get a great vacation at the same time. Cruising beats every other form of vacation and Craft Cruising certainly beats them all....“

Featured Cruises at a Glance

We are adding new trips and are excited to be moving Craft Cruises back to the Pacific Northwest in 2015.  It is going to be a busy year with many exciting trips.  We are continuing to develop land based knitting trips and in 2015 this will include such destinations as South Africa, the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

 

Our cruises will include Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada, New England, Alaska, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Shetland, Faroe, Iceland, Greenland, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile as well as Hong Kong, China, Korea and Japan.  Instructors will include Ann Budd, Romi Hill, Merike Saarniit, StevenBe, Lily Chin, Gwen Bortner, Chris Bylsma, Sally Melville and Mary Scott Huff.  We invite you to join us on a Craft Cruise knitting cruise this year.

 

“...Unlike some of my past experiences with knitting retreats your operation is way ahead of them all. Within 50 minutes of my e-mail giving you the go ahead on the Baltic Knitting Cruise you sent a confirmation with all the details I needed to finalize my plans. Keep up the good work....“

Celebrate Cultural Differences

At Craft Cruises® we believe what we have in common is more important that our differences and that by recognizing this we are better able to celebrate those differences. Craft Cruises® has handcrafted experiences impossible to duplicate traveling alone.

 

In addition to being affordable, cruising offers something for everyone. With Craft Cruises®, our special interest groups makes up only a small percentage of the passengers onboard. So while you are attending class, your family, friends and loved ones can be enjoying a plethora of other onboard activities. On any given day there are often hundreds of fun activities to keep them entertained. Most cruises offer excellent enrichment programs that range from culinary classes and wine tasting to computer lessons and yoga. Of course there is also plenty of time for relaxation, sunbathing and catching up on that book you have been wanting to read.

 

“...Unlike some of my past experiences with knitting retreats your operation is way ahead of them all. Within 50 minutes of my e-mail giving you the go ahead on the Baltic Knitting Cruise you sent a confirmation with all the details I needed to finalize my plans. Keep up the good work....“

Cruising with a Purpose

Cruising with a purpose offers inspiration to everyone who joins us because we believe happiness is not a destination but a way of life. Take some time for yourself, join us on a Craft Cruise and discover the joy and freedom travel brings.

“...I just keep coming back! The Baltic Knitting cruise was my first Craft Cruise and the main attraction for me was the private tour and visit with Horst Schulz in his flat in Berlin. This was a surprise inclusion and a definite highlight. The high quality of instructors was also great and many of the topics I have an interest in were covered. I have been attending various workshops for 6 years, but have found the particular close contact and communication interchange provided onboard to have been the most valuable experience in my developing understanding of the techniques covered..."